While it seems as if Donald Trump is always on Twitter, it’s a lot rarer to see a tweet from the First Lady, Melania Trump. But recently, Melania broke her silence to tweet about February being American Heart Month — and most Americans weren’t having it. It seems that some people believe her family needs to practice what she preaches.
The Trumps often come under fire on Twitter
Melania isn’t the only Trump that people have come after on Twitter. Ivanka is known for tweeting statements that directly contradict her father’s sentiments, like praising Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes speech that was clearly meant, in part, to slam the Trump administration.
Next: The public doesn’t seem to be embracing this FLOTUS.
The First Lady has seen her fair share of Twitter hate
As much as the public has been critical of President Trump, it seems that they’ve been quick to show disdain for Melania as well. While most first ladies are quick to announce a platform, Melania has been noticeably MIA from the limelight, only vaguely mentioning that she wanted to take on the issue of cyber bullying … which, given her husband’s history of harsh Twitter tirades and rude outbursts, was met with instant criticism.
Celebrities have also been quick to call out the First Lady, commenting on everything from her refusal to live with her husband in the White House to the hypocrisy of her anti-bullying stance.
Next: The tweet that caused a lot of laughter.
Melania’s controversial American Heart Month tweet
Like most first ladies before her, Melania chose to acknowledge American Heart Month with a tweet.
“February is #AmericanHeartMonth. I encourage parents to take this opportunity to teach children about the importance of a healthy diet & exercise!”
Unfortunately for Melania, the tweet wasn’t exactly well received.
Next: The snark started immediately.
Twitter is known for its snark, and the amused, angry, and sarcastic responses started immediately.
“So a dozen diet cokes, Big Macs, filet ‘O fish sandwiches, over-cooked steak with ketchup (which is not a vegetable) paired with a belief that exercise uses up your life energy isn’t the way to live? Please, tell us more,” said @Gabe_Lermen.
“Teach your husband first,” tweeted @ldiannew.
Next: Here’s why everyone responded with sarcasm.
Donald Trump’s diet
So why was everyone so snarky to Melania? Most likely, it was because Donald Trump has made no secret of the fact that he doesn’t eat a healthy diet. He loves McDonald’s, calling the Quarter Pounder “really good stuff,” and he likes his steaks well done, and without a side of vegetables. Naturally, people on Twitter were quick to call out Melania’s hypocrisy.
Next: Trump isn’t the biggest fan of exercise, either.
Sources close to Trump have commented on hid rather strange theories about exercise. According to several journalists and sources close to the President, Trump considers exercise misguided, arguing the people are born with a finite amount of energy. He has said he considers playing sports a waste of time, other than golf — his only form of exercise.
Obviously, this is a contradiction to the American Heart Association’s recommendation of at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, which the American public was quick to point out to Melania.
Next: Negativity aside, American Heart Month is important.
Melania’s heart was in the right place
No matter how anyone feels about the Trump family, Melania did a good thing by bringing awareness to American Heart Month. It’s important to pay attention to heart health, eat good foods, get plenty of exercise, keep stress levels low and educate ourselves on signs and symptoms of heart disease. American Heart Month has been beneficial to public health, and any awareness of it is positive.
Next: Here’s what American Heart Month is all about.
American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month, a federally designated time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. The hope is that by drawing attention to the problems related to heart disease, more people will be more aware of their heart health. It’s a great time to get a checkup with your doctor or find new heart-healthy recipes.
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